Why is it important to us?
Having joined district m for more than a year, I’ve never felt once unsafe nor being treated unfairly because I am a visible minority. Nobody has ever spoken of any issues regarding D&I. However, having no issues doesn’t mean we have fixed the problem. Our duty is to ensure diversity and inclusion is as important as growing our business.
As a leader at district m, a company founded by 5 male co-founders, I believe diversity and integrity in the workplace is part of my responsibility. In fact, D&I should be the focus and responsibility of any leader. It is our responsibility to build a company that each districter is proud of; no matter their social background, gender, color, sexual preference, etc.
Perhaps district m can become an advocate of diversity and inclusion that will influence other workplaces of the future, especially for tech startups, and hopefully, in turn, create a better future for my daughters.